Accident Prevention Manual

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Public Works and Services Safety Program ACCIDENT PREVENTION MANUAL 2002 Public Works and Services Government of the Northwest Territories Box 1320 Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9 Canada If you have comments or corrections, write to 1. PWS Safety Policy PWS is committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions and to promoting positive attitudes toward safety and health. Department managers will work actively with employees and contractors to identify and correct unsafe or unhealthy working conditions and practices. PWS recognizes that workplace safety is a shared responsibility. Everyone is responsible for the prevention of accidents. PWS Accident Prevention September 2002 Page 1 2.…show more content…
PWS Accident Prevention September 2002 Page 6 • • • Drive with headlights on at all times. Drive at speeds that fit the weather, traffic, road and vehicle. Don't drive when conditions are hazardous, except for an emergency. Take the shortest and most direct route. After Driving • Park in GNWT parking spaces, where provided. • • • • • • • • Switch off the ignition and remove the keys when you leave the vehicle. Lock the doors. If the temperature is below –20ºC, plug the vehicle in. Keep idling time to a minimum. If the vehicle needs repairs, tell your supervisor. Keep vehicle clean inside. Keep vehicle logs up to date. Return shared or loaned vehicles and keys promptly. Remove your personal belongings and garbage after using shared or loaned vehicles. In Case of Accident: • Report all accidents to your supervisor and complete a Vehicle Accident Report form as required by Risk Management. Report to the RCMP accidents with injury or damage over $1000. (Follow the procedures in Chapter 10 – Accident Reporting.) • If damage is caused by your carelessness, you may have to pay for repairs or damages, and may be disciplined. Supervisor Responsibilities • When hiring for a job that includes a driving requirement, ask to see their driver's licence. Make sure they have the right class of licence for the vehicle they would be driving. Make sure your employees and contractors follow the PWS rules when using vehicles for government business.
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